During his impassioned presentation, Alfond voiced displeasure with critics who’ve questioned the ethical standing of his sponsorship of L.D. 1750. For a moment, his voice cracked.
He then turned and threw Commissioner Patricia Aho and the Department of Environmental Protection under the bus, charging the DEP with unreliability, inconsistency and a lack of transparency when evaluating his cronies’ wind permits.
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Huckster industry is now preaching what's moral. A new level of brass.
"Opponents of this bill spoke at length of the benefits we would realize from wind energy, but only when pressed by Rep. Larry Dunphy, R-Embden, did any comment on the issue of citizen rights. Many persisted in ignoring that point.
Those who did address the question expressed regret for this consequence, but went on to describe the inconvenience of allowing local residents to be…Continue
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The suspicious timing of this bill is as bizarre as the bill itself. It looks like a favor to the wind industry so specific projects can qualify for "free" taxpayer money.
Shame on imperious Justin Alfond for submitting and cheer leading this taxpayer leeching corporation bill which suppresses Mainers' rights. A new low in disgracefullness and chutzpah.
As a lifelong Democrat, I am concerned about the inroads out-of-state wind corporations have made on our politics. The latest example is Democratic Senate President Justin Alfond’s bill that I call the “Corporate Windpower Revenge Act.” It would, in effect, retaliate against the Department of Environmental Protection for rejecting two questionable wind power site applications and against Maine residents who wish to have their concerns taken…Continue
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...it was only two years ago that anyone who publicly opposed wind turbines was considered a social pariah and practically ostracised from society as if they were modern-day lepers. Things have changed. Not a day goes by without a new story slamming wind energy or highlighting the increasing wind farm opposition across the UK. Just as it was once popular to support wind energy, it has almost...almost...become…Continue
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Dear President Justin,
Do you mind if I call you that? We’ve never met or spoken so “Justin” seems a…Continue
Fellow Mainers, beware. You may have recently received a pre-addressed postcard informational mailing from a group called windforme.com. It stated that the bill LD 616 is about “bad policies.”
Please realize exactly who sent you that information. Research windforme.com to find it is “supported and managed by … wind power…Continue
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